Tag Archives: Pregnancy

Perinatal Anxiety and Depression During Covid-19

The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak places perinatal women at higher risk of developing anxiety and depression. Uncertainty, fear, and confusion in medical, social, economic, occupational and political aspects of life in the US add to existing stressors that … Continue reading

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Anxiety, depression and stress in pregnancy: implications for mothers and children

To briefly review results of the latest research on the contributions of depression, anxiety, and stress exposures in pregnancy to adverse maternal and child outcomes, and to direct attention to new findings on pregnancy anxiety, a potent maternal risk factor. … Continue reading

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Coronavirus and Pregnancy

The current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus, is spreading globally at an accelerated rate, with a basic reproduction number (R0) of 2 – 2.5, indicating that 2 – 3 … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 and pregnancy: what obstetricians need to know

Data on severe acute respiratory syndrome and Middle East respiratory syndrome in pregnancy are sparse. For severe acute respiratory syndrome, the largest series of 12 pregnancies had a case-fatality rate of 25%. Complications included acute respiratory distress syndrome in 4, … Continue reading

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Depression in Pregnancy may ‘Age’ Children’s Brains

Higher levels of maternal depressive symptoms prenatally and postpartum have been linked to the thinning of the cerebral cortex in young children, new research shows. The findings suggest that maternal depression in pregnancy could adversely affect a child’s brain development, underscoring the importance … Continue reading

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